Monday, January 3, 2011

Back to School

Today was supposed to be the first day of our second semester.  Instead, we are waiting.  Our books haven't been delivered.  Nothing has been delivered.  So we wait.  Today we had hours of physical education swimming in the hotel pool.  Tomorrow we are going to a bookstore and find some books to read aloud and some activities to do.  Maybe on Wednesday we'll go look for some local field trip destinations.  It's not what we expected for this first day back to school.

Today was the first day back to school for K14.  We enrolled her full time at the local high school.  She's a freshman in a class of fifty-three students.  She won't be taking French or band.  Right now she's got four study halls.  Not exactly rigorous but she's thrilled to be back in school full time even if I'm not thrilled with the education, or lack, that she'll be experiencing.  We are compromising, public schooling with after schooling.  She gets the social time, I get to supplement with the things I think are valuable.  She gets to prove her growing maturity by completing her school work in a timely and consistent way.  I get to encourage her interests and help her slog through the work that doesn't interest her.  I'm hoping the compromise works for both us.

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